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Old 06-20-2015, 08:01 PM   #1
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Awning destroyed

First camper for me and first week out in it. I wondered why so many others had awning lower on one side now I know. Rained like hell and weighted down til main beam at front of awning broke in half. Where can I get a replacement. Dometic doesn't offer it.
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Might be cheaper and better to get a carefree of Colorado
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:20 PM   #3
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A picture would help. Are you talking about the roller tube or the support arm?
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Old 06-20-2015, 08:24 PM   #4
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Might be cheaper and better to get a carefree of Colorado
i'm assuming that the OP has a popup, since he posted in the Popup section and does not have a traditional awning, like a Carefree unit.
they usually have a bag awning.
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This is what the OP has....

Rockwood Tent Folding Camping Trailers by Forest River RV

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Old 06-20-2015, 08:31 PM   #6
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It's a bag type on a rock wood HW 296. All I need is the main beam.
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:45 PM   #7
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If the beam is round, you can probably use a piece of electrical conduit pipe cut to the right length in the slot.I did that in one awhile back and it is still holding as far as I know.
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First camper for me and first week out in it. I wondered why so many others had awning lower on one side now I know. Rained like hell and weighted down til main beam at front of awning broke in half. Where can I get a replacement. Dometic doesn't offer it.
Try ebay
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Oh no...as a general rule, the awning stays closed during rain...only will open for a short time if BBQ'ing underneath it...and lean one said way down low for drainage.

Are you near Colorado Springs? My friend bought a used trailer to bring up to Alaska and he needed a new awning and a local, mobile RV Repair guy did a great job and it was only about $300. (Yours will be more but I'm betting this guy is quite a bit cheaper, and faster, than any dealer.)

Did the awning material tear? You may just be able to get the frame replaced or repaired and then good to go!!
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Old 06-21-2015, 08:32 AM   #10
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No, they do not offer just that front piece. They do offer the whole left side pole set and the whole right side pole set. That front beam is actually those two sets connected together in the middle. And those sets are not cheap. So, you either get both sets, or a whole new awning. Btw, just about everyone has made this mistake or the mistake of not tying it down (and then finds the awning flipped onto the roof with a broken pole). I have the broken pole and a bent front beam when I didn't have the tilt deep enough ��. I lucked out and dumped the water before the beam broke and it is only slightly bent.

Us folks in popup land call this kind of mistake a SPUT(stupid popup trick)��
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